March 2010 | Hello Kitty | Baby Girl Shower Gift
A friend of mine was expecting their first child, a little girl. The mom to be was so excited and a big fan of Hello Kitty. She decided on this theme for her daughter’s room. I decided to crochet her a blanket to compliment her choice.
I seem to use the internet frequently for ideas and designs. I found a Hello Kitty drawing that I particularly liked and printed it in a size I thought might work well in a granny square. Mind you, there isn’t a Hello Kitty crochet pattern so I had to work one from scratch, something I really enjoyed doing.
I started to crochet the white faces in Red Heart yarn. It was perfect for this project.
I needed each face to be exactly the same so I had to count and write down each stitch along the way. I am not a fan of counting, which is probably why I don’t knit.
After completing a few of the white shapes I needed to stitch in the eyes, nose and whiskers and decide what type of ear barrette. I chose a 3D flower piece and matched the granny square to it.
The next decision I needed to make was the adjoining squares. Should they be white, yellow to match the nose, black to match the whiskers, or pink? All four colors striped, perhaps? I decided on a white granny surrounding the same 3D flower that Hello Kitty is wearing with a yellow striped white border. All the squares were joined w the white Red Heart yarn.